Next week there will be social event held by the Hand Eye Society, which is a collective of individuals from Toronto’s video game communities that is comprised of students, teachers, video game developers, and other industry professionals. Events held by the Hand Eye Society are a great way to learn more about the game development industry in this city and to meet the professionals who work in it. You may be surprised to find out that many popular indie games have been developed by Toronto-based video game developers with a few notable examples being Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes for DS, developed by Capybara Games, and Everyday Shooter, developed by Queasy Games. However, there are many other developers in this city who have also seen great success.
The Hand Eye Society’s social event will be taking place on November 11 at the Unit Bar, which is located at 1198 Queen St W. (see the map and image below for more detailed directions). The event will start at 7pm and will feature an appearance by Jason DeGroot, who was one of the main team members that created the indie game Fez, which was given the Excellence In Visual Art award at the 2008 Independent Games Festival. The event will also include a sampling of some of Japan’s finest indie games so come out to the bar and have some fun.